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Telefilm Canada announces production funding for eight French-language feature films

23 June 2022

Telefilm Canada is announcing that eight French-language feature film titles are receiving funding under the Production Program (applications submitted between February 7 and 21, 2022), for a total of $5.5 million.

An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process took into account Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry, ensuring that Telefilm funds a balanced portfolio of productions that reflect a variety of genres, budgets and company sizes, regions of the country and points of view.  Names of selection committee members will be published on the Project Financing Advisory Committees webpage once all funding decisions have been made. More funding decisions will be announced in the coming weeks.


Kanaval (fantasy)
Director and screenwriter: Henri Pardo
Production: Yzanakio Productions Inc.


Les chambres rouges (thriller)
Director and screenwriter:  Pascal Plante
Production: Les Productions Némésis Films Inc.
Distribution: Entract Films


Les hommes de ma mère (drama)
Director: Anik Jean
Screenwriter: Maryse Latendresse
Production: Les Films Jessie Inc.
Distribution: Les Films Séville


L’Ouragan F.Y.T (drama)
Director: Ara Ball
Screenwriters:  Ara Ball and Tania Duguay-Castilloux
Production: Bunbury Films Inc.
Distribution: Fun Film


Oublier Charlotte (mystery/crime/police)
Director and screenwriter: Chloé Cinq-Mars
Production: 1976 Productions Inc.
Distribution: Fun Film


Rêver en néon (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Marie-Claire Marcotte
Production: 2322171 Alberta Ltd.
*project from Alberta


Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant (comedy)
Director: Ariane Louis-Seize-Plouffe
Screenwriters:  Ariane Louis-Seize-Plouffe and Christine Doyon
Production: art et essai Inc.
Distribution: H264 Studios


Vil et misérable (comedy)
Director: Jean-François Leblanc
Screenwriters:  Jean-François Leblanc and Samuel Cantin
Production: Vlimeuses productions Inc.
Distribution: Entract Films


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Media contact: 

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada